KABUL (PAN): With presidential elections approaching and NATO-led troops preparing to leave, a survey found a majority of Afghans seemed optimistic about their future, saying their country was moving in the right direction.
KABUL (PAN): Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday called for adherence to national unity, warning opportunist elements were out to take advantage of ethnic and tribal differences among Afghans at this sensitive transformation period.
KABUL (PAN): Some Meshrano Jirga members, lashing out at President Karzai for his refusal to sign the bilateral security agreement (BSA) with the US, on Tuesday asked the government to respect the Loya Jirga’s decision that called for an early signing of the deal.
KABUL (PAN): The Meshrano Jirga on Tuesday approved some more provisions of a draft law on population census, but decided against mentioning tribe’s name, penname and religion in computerised national identity cards (CNICs).
KABUL (PAN): The consultative Loya Jirga on Sunday overwhelmingly approved the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Kabul and Washington by issuing a 31-aritcle declaration that asked the US to set up courts at its bases in the country to try American troops accused of committing crimes in Afghanistan.
KABUL (PAN): Calling for greater focus on Afghanistan’s sovereign rights under the new security agreement with the US, political parties on Saturday urged President Hamid Karzai to sign the pact soon after it was approved by the Parliament.
KABUL (PAN): The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Tuesday hinted at changes in the final list of presidential and provincial council runners if charges against certain candidates were substantiated.